Project/event manager seeking work in Saudi Arabia/UAE


As an experienced event/project manager and business executive administrator, I am looking for a challenging and rewarding role in Saudi Arabia/UAE that would best suit my level of expertise. With a successful track record in executing high profile projects, I possess the skills, efficiency, determination and adaptability to deliver professional and captivating experiences on a global scale.

Throughout my career I have worked on and/or led diverse projects and teams with precision and finesse, ensuring utmost satisfaction for clients and stakeholders. My proficiency extends beyond event execution and encompasses VIP hospitality and key stakeholder management; crucial elements in sustaining and delivering seamless and memorable events.

Serial No: 190175
Skills keywords: business administration, event planner, highly organised, personal/executive assistant, project / event management

List Of Qualifications & Related Skills:

Diploma in Public Relations and Business Communications
Diploma in Business Computing
Matric - passing final year of high school with a Bachelor\'s pass
All business management skills associated to PA/EA role within a AIM listed company
VIP hospitality
Highly organised & attention to detail
Creative conceptualisation - event decor/theming & related F&B
Highly adaptable - good team leader/player and can work independently
High EQ
Loyal & supportive
Well presented, high calibre individual well versed dealing with a diverse range of people from C-suite executives, stakeholders and board members to installation staff, janitors and waiting/housekeeping staff
High level of discretion

Interests & Hobbies:

Events of all kinds
Sport and sporting events - rugby, cricket, tennis and soccer predominately but interested in most sport even UFC these days
Travel, art, fashion
Gourmet experiences - epicurean at heart
Animal Welfare & humanitarian support
Emotional Intelligence
Gym, trail running and hiking
Movies, music

Previous Employment Details:

I have worked as a consultant representing myself, as Mean Encounters since 2000. I have held numerous positions during this time worth mentioning:

EA to Chairman, David Ciclitira of Live Company Group, UK - 2021 - 2023

I fulfilled all related duties (and more!) of a EA role with an AIM listed company with efficiency and a high level of discretion that was required. This included personal matters. I was delegated numerous event management tasks for our international events and was often chief liaison with Korean parties. I was in charge of all VIP hospitality at all the events ensuring all ambassadors and embassy staff, stakeholders, potential investors, partners and board members were all taken care of with the highest level of professionalism and service. I prepared most of the event timelines and was responsible for managing the teams ensuring all deadlines were met. I prepared comprehensive production event manuals documenting the StART art fair and our KPOP super concerts.

Private Home Executive - managed and paid by Arx Pangaia - 2019-2020
I was responsible for the delivery of the health and welfare of a multi-generational family living on a large estate in Constantia. This included management and training of staff, F&B procurement and delivery and all event management for the numerous events they would host throughout the year.

Associate Producer - The Wine Show & Bierfest - 2012 - 2017
Responsible for the administration, delivery and growth of 6 national touring events around South Africa including budget thereof. The role involved overseeing all operation, sales and marketing strategies and team, ensuring all experiential marketing deliverables were successfully executed. I was responsible for creating and implementing a VIP hospitality element to the event. In January 2017, we were awarded the AAXO Award for Best Consumer Exhibition in the 1-6000sqm category. Prior to this, I also held the position of Private Event Manager and Head of Production for Bierfest, a national touring beer festival under the same company umbrella.

Current location:  Western Cape, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Marketing, Travel and Tourism, General Management
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere